Dianthus – Carnation Cross-Stitch Card!!!


Good morning everyone!


I am here with new stitched project. What is special about this project?? I lost my grandma few days ago and I had the chance to spend three weeks with her before it happened. On the table in her house was a tablecloth with a beautiful cross-stitched Carnations. She made it about 40 years ago. I made a photo and I stitched these flowers on today’s card. Flowers are not completely identical, I made some changes but this card will be kept forever.


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Firts I die cut panel with A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax Set1 dienamics and with Cross Stitch Bookmark Die-namics I die cut two times parallel. On this way I got a large embroidery surface. I also used embroidery thread by Søstrene Grene. After stitching was finished I added panel on card base with strog athesive. For sentiment I used Simly Hello die-namcis from MFT. I die cut several times and glue them one above the other.



Until next time!



Bee Children by Vilda Stamps!

Hello again!!

This is my second DT post using new stamps set from latest Vilda Stamps release.
This time I used Bee Children- Bibarn stamps set!


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I stamped image from the set with Memento Black Ink and colored with my Copic Markers.I also added some clouds and grass.

For my front panel I used yellow card stock and A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax Set 1.
After that with Sizzix Circles dies I die cut the window in the middle of the panel.
I stamped sentiment with black ink and trail with MFT Daffodil Premium dye ink.

New Vilda Stamps You can find in Engströms Art Studio Shop


Until next time!! Kristina!

Anna & Pelle With Flower by Vilda Stamps!

Hello everyone!!


This is me again with new DT project for Vilda Stamps. This time I used new stamps set Anna & Pelle Med Blomma from the new release!



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I stamped my images with Copic friendly black ink and colored with my Copic markers.
I added some some details to their clothes with black marker and white gel pen.
For the grass and flowers on the background I also used Copic markers. Nothing complicated just some lines and dots, on that way the flowers in the background looks like a flower in his hand.

After that I die cut the panel with  MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax Set 1.
For my card Base I used light blue card stock and for the sentiment I used Prima Stickers!
Until next time!!






MFT 2018 Card Design Superstar!!!!!

Hello everyone!!!!!

I have some Amazing news for you!!!!





I am 2018 Card Design Superstar!!!!
Thank you MFT for picking my interactive card!!! I still can not believe it!!! So happy and proud I am now!! Huge congratulations to all Winners!!


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See you soon!!


Fall Break and Celebrate Autumn!

Hello Everyone!


It is time for second post with Carta Bella & Echo Park Fall Collection!

In the last post I published three of my six projects so let’s look at the remaining three.



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For the first one I applied Mustard Seed, Spice Mermelade, Ripe Persimmon and Aged Mahogany Distress inks with mini ink blending tool on Bristol Smooth paper. After that I die cut panel with MFT Blueprints 27 Die-namics. I also Die cut hill with Scalloped Edges 2 Die-namics from Carta Bella 6×6 Fall Break Paper pad.


To complete the scene I die cut some Birch Trees from white card stock. And final step was to added beautiful stickers from Celebrate Autumn collection!! They are adorable!!!



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For Project No2 I used Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up from Lawn Fawn. I decorated flaps with Carta Bella Fall Break paper. I also decorated background with beautiful paper from the same paper pad.  Please look at those trees, they are so realistic and beautiful.

I used Grassy Edges Die-namics and on the top of the grass I added some images from Fall Break Chipboard Collection. For finished touch I used some leaves and sentiment form Celebrate Autumn Stickers and decorated the box.


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And on the end I decorated this Beautiful frame with products from the same Collection. I used Fall Break 6×6 paper pad for background and on the frame I used Chipboards from Fall Break Collection.


I hope you like it!

Until next time!



God Jul With Vilda Stamps!

Hello everyone!!


Did you see the latest stamps from Vilda Stamps? I am sure you are! They are so cute! I simply could not choose wich one to use first but on the end I chose Tomte Med Ljusslinga (Santa with Christmaslight) .


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I stamped image with Copic friendly black ink and Colored with my Copic Markers! The sentiment God Jul wich means Merry Christmas ( also new stamps from Vilda) I stamped with Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink. I added some details on my coloring with White gel pen and Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter pen.





After that I die cut front and background panels with MFT A2 Atitched REctangle Stax set 1. Paper for backgorund panel I had in my stash. Snowflakes I die cut with MFT Let It Snowflake die-namics.


Copic Markers:

R14, 24, 27, 39, 46 / G20, 21, 24, 28  / Y13, 15, 17  / YR04  /  E000, E00, E13, E21, 23, 25, 27


Until next time!!



Fall Break and Celebrate Autumn Collection!!

Hello everyone!!


Have you seen the latest collection from Carta Bella- Echo Park??? Just OMG. I fell in love from the first moment and good news is that a part of these products can now be purchased here in Sweden. Much easier and products come to the address for just two days. But of course you always have a variant to order directly from their site. They have a lot more products that perfectly coordinate together. Please go check it out!!


I just love Fall colors and of course I ordered new Fall Break and Celebrate Autumn colection. Beautiful.  I could not stop playing. So let’s look at the results ….




For my first card I die cut background panel from Carta Bella Fall Brak 6×6 paper pad with Blueprints 27. So beautiful papers in this pad believe me. The front paper is die cut with Wonky Stitched Rectangle Stax Die-namics. On that panel I just added Fall Break Chipboards. So many amazing chipboards in one pack. And on the end for the finished touch I decided to use some burlap and Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss Buttermilk.




For the second card I also used the same Fall break paper pad and chipboards. For my backgorund panels I used A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax Set1 in two different sizes. For my “door” I used Blueprints 29. And I just attached on te front of the door autumn wreath and adorable pumpkin from Fall Break Chipboards collection.




For the third card I used polka dot paper from Fall Break paper pad cut off to 15×15 cm size. On the bottom I added one strip with beautiful image from the same paper pack. The rest of the images are actually stickers from Echo Park Celebrate Autumn Collection. As I said , everything in this Autumn collection perfectly coordinate together. Look at those trucks with pumpkins.. Love love love it.


And on the end I want I to tell you Carta Bella -Echo Park have Design Team Call. I’ll send the application. Wish me luck!!


Until next time!



MFT Card Design Superstar Innovation Master


Hello again!!


It is time to publish my last project for My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar but this time is for Innovation Master Category.








I love interactive Projects but this time I had a wonderful idea but realizing that idea was really very difficult. At the very beginning I decided to use The Greatest Show stamps set but I wanted to have a circus tent in the appropriate size.  How to do it was an issue that troubled me for days. But let’s look at what I created for today



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All images I stamped with Extreme Black Hybrid ink, colored with Copic Markers and die cut with matching dies. I used several MFT Stamps set: The Greatest Show, In Paris, Best In The West, Town Bear, Playful Peacock, Happy Pawlidays  and Sweet Succulents.

First I created Background 15×15 cm from Sno Cone cardstock. On this panel I created tent with Fringed Scallop Borders Die-namics from Kraft Collection Solid Stripes paper. The entrance to the tent I made with Oval Shaker Window and Frame Die-namics. I also attached some lights from Happy Pawlidays stamps set and air balloon from In Paris stamps set. Clouds are from Cloud 9 Die-namics.


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After that I made box 15×15 cm from Kraft cardstock. On the top of the box with Double Slider Loop Slots and Surf and Turf Die-namics I made two slider mechanism for my critters. These slider parts are  hidden in the box. To add my critters on slider part I just use piece of cardstock and some Scor tape. I also die cut same images from white cardstock and attached on the back to get better stability and looks nicer when you can not seen coloring on the back of the images!


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I attached my images on the box with piece of  Kraft cardstock too. I added Street Lights made with Street Ligths die-namics. I also die cut grass with Grassy Edges Die-namcis and stamped sentiment with Green Eyed Monster Premium Dye ink. Before I attached my images I made some highlights with Uni Ball gel pen.

For slider tabs I used Blueprints 29 die-namcis and Interactive Labels Stamps set and Stamped  word Pull with Extreme Black ink.


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I also made video because you can see better this interactive card in action. I hope you like it! If you have some question… I’m happy to try to answer.





Wish me luck!!!!!


Until next time!



Card Design Superstar you can find here:


MFT Card Design Superstar Coloring Virtuoso

Hello everyone!!

This is me again with my second card for MFT Card Design Superstar Challenge. This time my card is for Coloring Virtuoso category.






No Line coloring is always big challenge for me.  It is very difficult, but this time I decided that the whole scene would be colored with this technique. And on the end I am very pleased with the result.



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For this card I used several stamps set from MFT: Fall Friends, Wild Woodland, Wich Way Is The Candy?, Harvest Buddies. Some images I stamped directly on my panel and some I stamped, colored than die cut with matching dies.

All images are stamped with Pineapple or with Biscotti MFT Premium Dye inks. For my coloring I used Copic Markers and on the end I added some highlihgts with Uni Ball gel pen. I also added details on my coloring with Aquarell pencils.


When my coloring was finished I made masks with Stamping mask paper and with mini ink blending tool I applied some Distress Oxide inks on my backgorund. I used Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover. For my grass I made mask with Grassy Edges Die-namics and for my hill I used Drifts and Hills stencil.


I diecut my panel with A2 Rectangle Stax set 1 and my frame is die cut with Blueprints 27. The rest of the images ( pumpkins, acorns and hedgehog ) I added on the frame with Mounting tape. I stamped sentiment direct on the panel with Extreme Black Hybrid ink. The panel is attached on the card base with Scor tape.


I used a lot of Copic combinations. I did not list them all but I have list of all copics that I used.

G20, 21, 24 and 28,   R12, 20, 22, 24, 27, 39, 46,  RV69, Y02, 04, 08, 13, 15, 17,   YR04, 07, 09, 14, 15,   E000, 00, 07, 08, 09, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 33, 34, 35, 93, 95

Wish me luck!!!!!


Until next time!



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MFT Card Design Superstar Clean & Simple Genius!



Hello everyone!!


Every year at this time at the MFT blog starts my favorite challenge “CARD DESIGN SUPERSTAR”





As in previous years, I will be happy to participate this year too. To remind you.. I was Card Design Superstar 2016. Let’s start with the first card for this challenge. OH yes, there is three category: Clean & Simple Genius, Coloring Virtuoso and Innovation Master.

My first card is for the first category “Clean & Simple Genius”. The other two will be publish soon.


This time I tried to make flowers from the cacti and I think I succeeded. One of the main features of the cas card is a lot of white space. But you can also use kraft cardstock like me! I used kraft cardstock because I wanted to color with my new aquarel pencils.


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First I die cut my panel With A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax Set 1 from MFT Kraft Cardstock. After that I used Embossing pad with  Stitched Oval Scallop Edges Frame and Embossed in my sizzix big shot. Next Step was to add some splotches with Copic Opaque White on the whole surface.




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I stamped images from the Sweet Succulents stamps set, colored and die cut with matching dies. For the stems I used one of the dies from Bundle of Baby Clothes and for the foliage I used Fabulous Foliage die-namics.


I stampes sentiments from Essential Sentiments ss with VersaMark ink and embossed with Detail White Embossing Powder. After that I die cut my sentiment with sentiment strip from Blueprints 31. On the end I added some details on my coloring with Uniball White gel pen.




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Wish me luck!!!!!


Until next time!



Card Design Superstar you can find here: